Black Sesame Bagels

Black Sesame Bagels

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Easy and quick Black Sesame Bagels recipe made with only seven ingredients. These chewy homemade bagels are delicious, healthy and overloaded with black sesame seeds.

Three black sesame bagels stack on a wire rack.

What are black sesame bagels?

Homemade black sesame bagels are pretty hands-on and require less time for proofing than other bread. Simply wrap up all ingredients and make these delicious bagels with a chewy exterior in less than 2 hours and the aroma of the bread will last for a week.

This recipe will make you the most healthy, low-calorie bagels with a few everyday ingredients. Unlike other bagels recipes, these black sesame bagels are made without butter and mixed with whole wheat flour to build more fibers.

Bagels are perfect for breakfast or brunch like a sandwich stuffed with smoked salmon, egg, green salad, etc. This homemade bagels recipe is definitely the best to try, easy, quick, and 100% fail-proof.

Black sesame bagels on a black wire rack with a white wire basket placed in the back.

Why do people love this recipe?

  • Making bagels is fun and creative. You can always make your favorite flavor by substituting black sesame seeds with other seasonings, such as poppy seeds, garlic flake, onion flake, or a mix of everything. Follow this easy recipe and add more flavor to the bagels to jazz up the taste.
  • These mouthwatering black sesame bagels are perfect for either breakfast or lunch. Enjoy plain bagels with whipped cream cheese spread in between is absolutely the best.
A close top view of black sesame bagels.

What are the ingredients for black sesame bagels?

Main Dough For Black Sesame Bagels

  • Bread Flour
  • Whole Wheat Flour
  • Active Dry Yeast
  • Salt
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Ice Cold Water
  • Black Sesame Seeds

Sugar Water For Cooking The Doughs

  • Boiling Water
  • Granulated Sugar
Black sesame bagels ingredients.

How to make black sesame bagels?

Follow the simple step-by-step below to make delicious black sesame bagels.

First, make the dough. Combine all dough ingredients in a mixing bowl. Knead the dough with a stand mixer or by your hands until smooth.

Next, transfer the dough to a clean work surface. Divide the dough into six equal portions, and round each into balls. Let them rest for 15 minutes with plastic wrap covered.

Divide bagel dough into six equal portions and rest on a clean work surface with plastic wrap covered.

Shape the bagels. Roll each dough into a 4×8 inches oval shape and roll it up into ropes.

Shape the dough.

Flatten one end with a pin roller and connect with the other end.

Shape the dough to bagel.

Wrap and seal tightly to make a bagel shape. Place each dough on a small piece of parchment paper and transfer them to a baking pan.

Form the dough to bagel shape.

Let these shaped doughs rise in a warm place for 30 minutes until puffy and doubled in size. (Place the dough in the microwave and leave a cup of hot water aside).

Place the dough on a small parchment paper.

Finally, cook and bake. Bring water to a boil in a pot, add sugar, and stir to dissolve completely. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook them one at a time. Gently drop each bagel dough into water and remove the parchment paper immediately. Cook 30 seconds per side. Then, remove the dough from the water and transfer it to a parchment paper lined baking pan with a slotted spoon.

Cook black sesame bagel dough in sugar water.

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C), and bake for 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown.

Bake black sesame bagels.

Tips

  • DO NOT OVER-KNEAD DOUGH. To ensure bagels have a dense and chewy texture after baking, only knead the dough until smooth.
  • Place the dough on individually cut parchment paper is helpful and easy to remove while cooking.
  • DO NOT OVER-PROOF DOUGH. Let the dough rise for 30 to 40 minutes in a warm area for the best texture.
Soft, chewy cross section cut of a black sesame bagel.
Are bagels healthy for breakfast?

Yes, bagels are considered healthier than regular bread, especially whole wheat bagels. Bagels are also good for weight loss with low calories intake.

Why do we need to cook the bagels before heading to the oven?

Cook bagels before baking will help create a crunchy crust on the outside while the inside remains chewy and soft.

More delicious bread recipes you will like.

Pandan Bread

Cranberry Nuts Bread

Japanese Salted Butter Roll

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

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Yield: 6

Black Sesame Bagels

Black Sesame Bagels recipe.

Easy and quick Black Sesame Bagels recipe made with only seven ingredients. These chewy homemade bagels are delicious, healthy and overloaded with black sesame seeds.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

Main Dough

  • 2 cups Bread Flour
  • 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 pinches Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tablespoons Black Sesame Seeds

Sugar Water

  • 1 L Boiling Water
  • 50g Granulated Sugar

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine bread flour, whole wheat flour, yeast, salt, sugar, and water. Use a stand mixer, knead the dough on high speed for 5 minutes until smooth, and add black sesame seeds. Continue to knead the dough for another 5 minutes until black sesame seeds are completely incorporated.
  2. Transfer the dough to a clean work surface. Divide the dough into six equal portions and round each of them into balls. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let them rest for 15 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Roll each dough into a 4x8 inches oval shape and roll it up into ropes. Flatten one end with a pin roller and connect with the other end. Wrap and seal tightly to make a bagel shape. Place the dough on small parchment paper and transfer them to a baking pan. Repeat the same manner for the rest of the dough.
  4. Proof the dough for 40 minutes in a warm place until they double in size. You can leave the dough in the microwave or oven with a cup of boiling water aside.
  5. Prepare sugar water in a pot. Bring water to a boil, add sugar and stir to dissolve. Then, lower the heat to medium-low and cook them one at a time. Gently drop each bagel dough into water and remove the parchment paper immediately. Cook 30 seconds per side. Then, remove the dough from the water and transfer it to a parchment paper lined baking pan with a slotted spoon.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C), and bake for 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Remove bagels from the oven and let them cool down on a cooling rack.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 38.7gFiber: 1.8gSugar: 2.1gProtein: 5.6g

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